sample class schedule

Each chapter will have some variation.

April

5- Orientation Dinner @ Dancing Bear Farm, 4-7pm

9- Introduction to Horticulture @ OSU Extension Center, 6-9pm

19- Greenhouses & Propagation + Farm Tour @ Barking Moon Farm, 10am- 1pm

23- Fertility Management & Soil Health @ OSU Extension Center, 6-9pm

30- Weed Management & Tool Use + Farm Tour @ Chickadee Farm, 10am- 1pm

May

3- Conservation Agriculture + Farm Tour @ Willow Witt Ranch, 10am- 1pm

12- Pain Free Farming & Postural Awareness @ Cass’ Place, 6-8pm

17- Irrigation & Pond Systems + Farm Tour @ White Oak Farm, 10am-1pm

27- Animal Husbandry & Dairy + Farm Tour @ Yale Creek Ranch, 3pm- 6pm with option to stay for evening milking

31- Perennial Herb Production + Farm Tour @ Herb Pharm, 10am -1pm

June

7- Farming With Bees @ Ashland Co-op Classroom, 10am-2pm

11- Potluck Discussion Circle #1: Going Rural @ Wilding Rural Education Center, 6-9pm

25- Entomology and Farmscaping for Beneficials @ OSU Extension Center, 6-9pm

28- Orchard Management & Cider Production + Farm Tour @ Thompson Creek Organics, 10am- 1pm

July

12- Poultry Management & Small-scale Grazing + Farm Tour @ Pradaria Farm, 10am- 1pm

23- Potluck Discussion Circle #2: Value-Added Production + Fermented Foods Potluck @ Wandering Fields, 6-9pm

26- Post-harvest Handling & Food Safety + Farm Tour @ Blue Fox Farm, 10am- 1pm

August

9- Tractors! + Farm Tour @ Wandering Roots Farm, 10am- 1pm

20- Potluck Discussion Circle #3: Beginning Your Own Farm @ Middle Rogue Farm, 6-9pm

23- No Till Farming + Farm Tour @ Hanley Farm, 10am- 1pm

September

3- Farm Business 101 @ OSU Extension, 6-9pm

6- Permaculture & Integrating Systems + Farm Tour @ Black Dog Farm, 10am – 1pm

20- Seeds + Farm Tour @ Seven Seeds Farm & Dancing Bear Farm, 10am- 4pm

24- Potluck Discussion Circle #4: The Food and Farm Movement- Politics, Organizing and Advocacy, Location TBA, 6-9pm

October

1- Cover Crops & Crop Rotation @ OSU Extension Center

4- Winter Farming & Season Extension + Farm Tour @ Wolf Gulch Farm, 10am- 1pm

13- Closing Dinner, location & time TBA